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Suspects sought after Louisville officer injured in shooting

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Posted at 5:42 AM, Jul 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-26 05:42:56-04

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) — Police in Louisville were searching for suspects after an officer suffered a graze injury in a shooting early Friday morning.

WAVE reports that police say the shooting happened just before 1:30 a.m. on the city's west side.

Louisville Metro Police Department Chief Steve Conrad said an officer on a routine patrol conducted a pedestrian stop of two men. Conrad said the suspects fled on foot and when the officer chased after them he sustained a graze wound from a gunshot.

The officer was rushed to University of Louisville Hospital, via police escort. He is being treated for his injuries, and Conrad said he believes he will be OK.

Once the officer’s family has been notified, LMPD will release more information about the officer.

LMPD offers are continuing to search for the two suspects involved in the shooting. LMPD’s SWAT unit and helicopter have been used in the search.

LMPD’s Public Integrity Unit is investigating. Anyone with information is asked to notify LMPD by calling 502-574-LMPD.